Lost Eureka is a list of stories from every day in 1889. Each story is followed by links to articles from local newspapers of 1889 and images which illuminate the story. Start reading the Lost Eureka Book of Days by opening the first available chapter of January 1889 here.
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What I love about the Lost Eureka story from January 1st 1889 is the exemplary mystery and humor which pervades the entire Book of Days. Here is the story:
Tuesday January 1st 1889: The Captain pops corn in celebration of the Solar Eclipse path of totality passing over her ship off the coast of Northern California.
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Our Fabulists and Researchers found the delightful newspaper clipping (from December 21st 1888) which admonishes readers to smoke their glasses to provide protection when looking toward the sun. The newspaper writers couldn’t help adding a little joke (which happens often in the papers of the day) about not taking “too many glasses or the eclipse may appear double.” I wonder what they might have been drinking in those glasses?
The author of the Lost Eureka Book of Days however has food rather than drink on the mind. Can you imagine the Captain popping corn on her ship somewhere down the coast, longing to return to Lost Eureka?
And did you catch that the Captain is referred to as her?
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1888.12.25 Mr. Hawthorne, the trombonist, will be seen again in the Lost Eureka Book of Days. Start reading it here:
1888.12.23 Can’t you see the Spanish water spaniel’s surprised face? Read about it here: losteureka.com/bod188812/#18881223
1888.12.22 The first appearance of the sea monster in the Lost Eureka Book of Days is fearsome. losteureka.com/bod188812#18881222
1888.12.21 What I love about this story from the Lost Eureka Book of Days is no faeries or giants are needed to enchant us. losteureka.com/bod188812/#18881221
1888.12.20 It seems there were more than a few ways to cook your turkeys. Was the Lost Eureka Book of Days author a vegetarian? losteureka.com/bod188812/#18881220